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  1. GrumbleDook's Avatar
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    This has been discussed in a variety of forums and to some extent it boils down to the school completing a risk assessment on the company, including what they have placed in the Safe Harbor notice and what the school thinks the risks are for the countries where the data may be stored.
  2. Norphy's Avatar
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    I have. It just doesn't seem to be showing.
  3. FragglePete's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    If there were a thank button on blog entries, I would be pressing it right now. Thank you for this, very useful.
    You could rate it!!

    Glad it helped someone.

    Pete
  4. Norphy's Avatar
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    If there were a thank button on blog entries, I would be pressing it right now. Thank you for this, very useful.
  5. FN-GM's Avatar
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    You have done a nice tidy job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by furby
    I can't get this to work, is it just AD groups and "server name' that needs changing?
    The share names and paths need to be changed as well. Be careful if you cut some parts of the script out that you don't mismatch the open/close brackets, etc.

    This script will quit without doing anything if the user is logged into a local account. It only attempts to mount the shares if a network user is logged on.
    Updated 2nd July 2014 at 04:21 PM by seawolf
  8. Alis_Klar's Avatar
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    Agree with these choices. CleverTouch will have to pull something very special out of the bag to get my custom back! Just add a n Apple TV with the new iOS 8 peer-to-peer airplay feature and your sorted!
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    Nice idea!

    Can't say we've ever had a problem with laptops logging on though. We use Aruba 802.11ac AP's here and its been rock solid.
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    Whilst I agree with what Synack has stated about wired networks, in a number of primary schools, (ours in particular) do not have room for an ICT suite. So a wireless network is the only sensible option......but, we have now moved to a managed wireless network as this has allowed the school to expand it's laptop trolleys to 3, that's 48 laptops' for pupil use, we could not match that with wired workstations.
    In most cases it's the same old saying 'horses for courses', you just have to ensure that your wireless network is robust enough to cope with the traffic.
  11. Cablers_JonPaul's Avatar
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    Your quite right Synack. My wording was not particularly clear as i am far more geek than writer. We are a great advocate for desktops and dedicated IT suites. The suite pictured is one we built from scratch, including the bespoke benching for a primary school and we installed another during the last school holidays and filled it with Mac's for a high school in Essex. I think we have two more ICT suite projects just waiting for governor approval in the pipe line as well. If schools have the room for them they can be a fantastic resource and when used in conjunction with wireless and some mobile computing solutions it can provide the perfect balance to enhance ICT teaching throughout a school.

    Unfortunately many of the schools we have worked with are squeezed for space and are having to find ways of increasing class sizes. This often means that a computer suite installed a few years ago that accommodated 28/30 students now has to cope with class sizes of 31/34 students and they are not really built for sharing. I was just trying to say that wireless offers the flexibility to use school buildings in new ways. Cablers were around when every computer needed its own cable. We now install far more wireless. Its a constant battle for us to get school leadership to think about the importance of infrastructure that will serve them for many years and not just the flash tablets they see everywhere.
  12. SYNACK's Avatar
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    Calling desktops outdated and not value for money is a very limited and largely incorrect view. The future is not 'just wireless' the future is using the right tool for the right job not trying to shoehorn everything into the newest market segment. Wireless is great but there are still many areas where wired is much more suitable.
  13. simpsonj's Avatar
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    I'll just add, that after implementing the above script, my laptops now DO receive Group Policy Updates whilst on batteries and connected via Wireless. This is going to be a massive time saver looking forward.
  14. edutech4schools's Avatar
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    Since the API went public a few weeks back there are already about 200 apps that support Chromecast. Lack of proxy support is an issue.
  15. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
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    Completely agree! But we're doing music here not graphics/video work, screen size is more important than gorgeous visuals (although the ctx is pretty nice in that aspect as it's what I use at home).
  16. Arthur's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave
    Plus a better base system to use it with.
    Your CTX monitors won't be as good as the LCD on an iMac however (cheap TN panels vs IPS).
  17. Cablers_JonPaul's Avatar
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    That saved me some comparison testing. Thanks for sharing.
  18. Norphy's Avatar
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    Well, OK, what if they'd wanted to use Logic instead then? Would you still have tried to sell them the HP kit?

    You're saying that there's no reason to use a Mac in a recording environment. I'm saying it depends on the user's requirements.

    In your scenario where they're using Cubase and Ableton, I can see that yours is the better way of doing it and cheerfully recommend what you've put up there. I still think that saying that you shouldn't user Macs is over simplifying it though.
  19. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
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    Final cut pro is good, granted, but being a video editor, it's not recording suite software so wasn't in consideration when i was writing my post.
  20. Norphy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave
    I'm just saying that there's no longer a good reason to do so other than 'I like Apple stuff'. and for me that should never be a consideration when the price is so much higher.
    Not strictly true. If they're specifying a Mac because the tool they want to use is only available for a Mac, I'd say that's a pretty good reason to stick to the Mac myself! For example, we use Final Cut Pro here. You can only get that on a Mac. Yes, there are competitive products but you need to take into account the overall cost of moving to them. It's not just the cost of the hardware, it's the cost of changing your workflow, the cost of learning a new product etc etc etc. Saying there's no reason to buy a Mac other than the shiny factor is over simplifying it.

    If all they want to do is use (for example) Photoshop though, your point is valid and a very good one
    Updated 26th March 2014 at 10:40 AM by Norphy
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